Equatorial Guinea

Last Updated: 02 October 2012

Mine Ban Policy

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty on 16 September 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. Equatorial Guinea has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty. Equatorial Guinea has not submitted its initial Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report, which was due 28 August 1999. Equatorial Guinea did not attend any Mine Ban Treaty meetings in 2011 or the first half of 2012.

Equatorial Guinea has never produced antipersonnel mines. It has not formally declared the presence or absence of stockpiled antipersonnel mines, but it is not believed to possess a stockpile. Authorities have never responded to a Monitor inquiry into an allegation of antipersonnel mine use on the island of Bioko in 2004.

Equatorial Guinea is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.


Last Updated: 12 August 2014

Cluster Munition Ban Policy


The Republic of Equatorial Guinea has not acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

It is not known if accession to the convention is actively being considered, because Equatorial Guinea has not made any public statement on cluster munitions or engaged in any regional or international meetings on cluster munitions since 2007.[1]

Equatorial Guinea participated in one meeting of the Oslo Process that created the convention, where it called for an end to the production and use of cluster munitions and for the destruction of all stockpiles.[2]

Equatorial Guinea has not condemned the Syrian government’s use of cluster munitions. Equatorial Guinea is a State Party to the Mine Ban Treaty. It is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.

Use, production, transfer, and stockpiling

Equatorial Guinea is not known to have ever used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.


[1] In October 2010, a government representative told the CMC that Equatorial Guinea is concerned with the humanitarian consequences of cluster munitions and committed to follow-up on the status of accession to the convention. CMC meeting with Toribio-Obiang Mba Meye, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea to the UN in New York, New York, 22 October 2010. Notes by the CMC.

[2] Statement of Equatorial Guinea, Vienna Conference on Cluster Munitions, 6 December 2007. Notes by the CMC/Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.